Redirects are used to forward users from one page name to another. They can be useful if a particular article is referred to by multiple names, or has alternative punctuation, capitalization or spellings.
When to use a redirect
Pages should be redirected in the following cases:
- abbreviations and synonyms
- from less used expressions to often used expressions
You may start a new page with the name you want to direct from. You can also use an existing page that you are making inactive as a page by going to that page and using the "edit" tab at the top. In either case, you will be inserting the following code at the very first text position of the Edit window for the page:
#REDIRECT [[page you want to forward to]]